Chocolate and Scotch Pots de Crème

Chocolate and Scotch Pots de Crème

Courtesy of SousVide Supreme Culinary Specialist, Madeline Fiore
4 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup (240 ml) heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) whole milk
  • 3 ½ ounces (100 g) bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons (60 ml) sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon (1.25 ml) vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon (0.6 ml) sea salt
  • 1 ½ tablespoons (22 ml) Oban scotch, or to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Elevate the bottom perforated grill of the SousVide Supreme on a non-rusting baking rack.
  2. To properly fill the water bath to the correct level:
    1. Fill the ramekins (or custard cups you will use) with water
    2. Set the ramekins on the perforated grill of the water bath
    3. Add enough water to the bath to bring the water level halfway up the sides of the ramekins
    4. Remove the ramekins, empty, and dry well. Set aside.
  3. Preheat the water oven to 180F/82C.
  4. In a saucepan on a traditional stove top, scald the heavy whipping cream and milk. Shut off the heat and pour the milk and cream over the chocolate and sugar. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, cocoa powder, vanilla and sea salt. Set aside.
  6. After 5 minutes, stir the chocolate cream mixture together until well mixed.
  7. Whisk in the egg mixture and stir in the scotch.
  8. Fill the ramekins with the crème base and put the cups onto the baking rack in the water oven.  Cover the ramekins with a sheet of aluminum foil or plastic wrap (cling film) to keep drops of condensation out.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes or until the centers are almost set but still a bit wobbly.
  10. Remove from the water oven and let cool for about 20 minutes at room temperature, then chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours prior to serving.
  11. Garnish with shaved chocolate and a dollop of freshly whipped cream.

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